Jeppe Gjervig Gram was born 1976 in Odense, Denmark. After university studies, he worked for 6 years as a drama series consultant for Danish network TV 2, dealing with acquisition of international series as well as commissioning of original Danish series, before enrolling in the screenwriting program at the National Danish Film School in 2005. He graduated in 2007.
While still in film school Gram was headhunted by public broadcaster DR and employed as a regular episode writer on the one-hour drama series ’Sommer’ (2008-2009), one of the highest rating shows on Danish television the last twenty years, writing 3 episodes in total.
Fresh out of ‘Sommer’, Jeppe Gjervig Gram teamed up with headwriter Adam Price and fellow film school alumni Tobias Lindholm to create the three-man strong writer’s room, that created the first Danish political drama series ‘Borgen’. The three writers developed the storyline for all episodes together, and Gram served as an episode writer on 10 out of the 20 episodes in the originally commissioned seasons 1 and 2.
‘Borgen’ was a hit both locally and abroad, winning several prestigious television awards, among others the Prix Italia, the FIPA d’OR, and the BAFTA for best foreign series, and when another 10 episodes of the series was commissioned by DR, Adam Price and Jeppe Gjervig Gram continued their fruitful collaboration – working closely together on the 3rd season, where Gram worked on stories for all episodes and wrote 4 of the final season’s 10 instalments. The third season continued the winning streak with prices both at home and abroad, among others the ‘Danish Oscar’ Robert Award for best series and the Golden Nymph in Monte Carlo for Best European Series.
The writing team were also awarded the prestigious Peabody Award as well as the BAFTA for Best International Series, 2012.
Currently Jeppe Gjervig Gram is writing ‘Follow the Money’, which is his debut as a showrunner – a drama series about corporate crime for the same coveted Sunday night timeslot that formerly was the home of ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’. The series was selected for a Berlinale Special screening at Berlin Film Festival 2015, and “Follow the Money” has been sold to numerous countries, among others UK, France, the Benelux countries, Poland, and Australia. It has already been broadcast by BBC4. The remake rights have been sold to the team behind “True Detective” at Anonymous Content, with whom a series is in development.
First season of “Follow the Money” took home the Robert for best series, as well as two more for best male lead actor and best male supporting actor – and in the UK it has won the C21 television award for best foreign tv series. The series was recently nominated for both a Prix Italia and Prix Europa.
FTM has been greenlit for a 3rd season and Gram is in the process of writing the scripts. Production will commence later this year.